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A ½ day birding trip around siem reap

Siem reap, Cambodia

  • Beautiful little bird in the morning
  • Morning!
  • Birding Tour Cambodia
  • White-rumped pygmy falcon
  • Some large birds
  • Birding tour Siem Reap

  • Beautiful little bird in the morning
  • Morning!
  • Birding Tour Cambodia
  • White-rumped pygmy falcon
  • Some large birds
  • Birding tour Siem Reap



The Activity

HIGHLIGHTS

  • See unique birding species just 20 minutes outside Siem Reap
  • You can see over 50 bird species
  • See Kingsfishers, River lapwings, Oriental Pratincole, Marsh Sandpiper and many more
  • Directly contribute to the conservation of wildlife and the community
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Maximum number of people is 6

DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in some unique birds that occur around Siem Reap? Join us on a half-day trip just 20 minutes outside Siem Reap! We often see over 50 different species like herons, waders and kingfishers, along with some forest species like Hainan Blue Flycatcher and Pale-legged Leaf Warbler. Other species you can see are the Red-breasted Parakeets, sunbirds and recently we saw the rare River Lapwings.

When we continue to the paddy fields and ponds that stretch until Tonle Sap lake, it offers another diversity of birds. Here you can see Wader, Pintail Snipe, Long-toed Stint, Oriental Pratincole, Marsh Sandpiper and sometimes Grey-headed Lapwing. The Resident Red-wattled Lapwing is always a great bird to see. We also know a spot where we can have good views of the Greater Painted Snipe. Many bitterns, herons, egrets, storks and even occasionally Spot-billed Pelican can be seen near the lake as well. There is even a chance of an Adjutant flying over!

The best time of the day to watch the birds is early morning. We usually leave at 5:30 am and return around 10 am as the day becomes hotter. Alternatively you can do the trip in the afternoon departing at 2.30 pm, returning when it becomes too dark.

Price includes:

  • English-speaking local guide
  • Tour

Price excludes:

  • Transportation (tuktuk 10 USD, car 20 USD)
  • Food
  • Binoculars (available at 5 USD per pair)
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We are a wildlife conservation NGO. We are a team of 11 passionate birding guides. Our goal is to provide an alternative sustainable livelihood from ecotourism for the local communities at the sites that WCS prioritizes for conservation. We are a Non-Profit Organization. Any profit from providing ecotourism services in invested into local community development in return for good environmental stewardship.


Location


Our guide, Sarom, picked us up exactly on time at 5:30 at our hotel in Siem Reap. We drove in the dark out to near Phnom Krom stopping along a dirt road with rice fields, water lily ponds, and what were perhaps fish farms, on either side. As the sun slowly rose behind banks of clouds, we started to see the birds. Within a few hours walking up the road, and despite off and on rainfall, we tallied 49 species of birds, about 20 of which were new ones for me, and all but a couple of which I managed to photograph. Sarom’s binocular and spotting scope skills were exceptional and helped me find the birds I could barely see through my 600 mm lens. He also had recorded bird calls to help attract some of the birds. At the end we sat down with a local checklist and marked off all the birds we had seen. I was particularly happy photographing Yellow Bitterns and Cinnamon Bitterns, Lesser and Greater Coucals and the Plaintive Cuckoo. This half day excursion was well worth its very reasonable fee. And by the way, Sarom is still helping me via email verify the identity of many of the birds I photographed.

26 Feb 2018

If you are a couple of days in Siem Reap and enjoy being in nature then I definitely recommend this birding trip. We left early morning and with in a half hour we were in the nature seeing different birds during sunrise. The guide told me a lot about the birds and enviroment. It was great to get out of the city and enjoy the nature, but what I even loved more is the way this organization works and how they create a positive impact on the environment. They really make a difference so when you book a tour with them you don't only have a nice trip, but also help the environment/ wildlife of Cambodia.

22 Feb 2016

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